Congo (Congo-Brazzaville)

September 22, 2023

Congo-Kinshasa: Nearly Three Decades Later, Congolese Tutsi Appeal for Persecution to End

[New Times] John Nsengiyera, 27, recalls, with a tinge of nostalgia, how life used to be back home in Ngungu, a region in Masisi territory, in DR Congo's North Kivu Province, where cattle grazed on rolling green hills.
September 21, 2023

DR Congo calls for swift withdrawal of UN peacekeepers

In 2020, the Security Council approved a plan for a phased withdrawal in DR Congo, setting parameters for transferring the responsibilities of UN troops to Congolese forces.
September 21, 2023

Congo-Kinshasa: Tshisekedi Asks UN Peacekeepers to Leave DR Congo Before 2024

[allAfrica] Harare -- The Democratic Republic of the Congo President Felix Tshisekedi requested that his government move quickly to evacuate the United Nations peacekeeping mission to ensure it begins at the end of the year, he said at the U.N. General Assembly, Reuters reports.
September 20, 2023

Congolese journalists call for the release of colleague Stanis Bujakera

Journalists in the Democratic Republic of Congo have demanded the unconditional release of their imprisoned colleague, Stanis Bujakera.
September 19, 2023

DR Congo buries victims of August 30 crackdown

Dozens of bodies are laid to rest as the families call for justice to be done after around fifty civilians were killed at the protest by members of the Congolese armed forces. The government's official death toll so far stands at 57, with six soldiers, including two officers, being held responsible
September 18, 2023

Congo-Kinshasa: Over a Dozen People Killed in Northwest DR Congo Landslide

[allAfrica] Harare -- A landslide brought on by torrential rains killed at least 17 people in the northwest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Al Jazeera reports.
September 18, 2023

Unions push on Dr. Mukwege to vie for Presidency in DR Congo

The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Dr. Denis Mukwege, said he had received $100,000 from his supporters for a possible candidacy in the December 20 presidential elections in the DR Congo.
September 13, 2023

Congo-Kinshasa: Industrial Mining of Cobalt and Copper for Rechargeable Batteries is Leading to Grievous Human Rghts Abuses

[AI London] The expansion of industrial-scale cobalt and copper mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has led to the forced eviction of entire communities and grievous human rights abuses including sexual assault, arson and beatings.
September 12, 2023

Africa: Gambia Secure Ticket to Cote d'Ivoire in Dramatic Fashion

[CAF] A dramatic turn of events at the Grand Stade de Marrakech, Morocco saw Gambia secure a dramatic qualification to the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations, Cote d'Ivoire 2023 following their 2-2 draw with Congo on Sunday night.
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